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No Child Left Behind
Statistics

from Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Los Angeles County School Districts
School Districts Schools Needing
Improvements:

% of Schools
in District
Wilsona Elementary
3
75%
Lancaster Elementary
14
74
Compton Unified
27
68
Palmdale Elementary
17
63
Centinela Valley Union High
3
60
Los Angeles Co.
Office of Education
8
53
Azusa Unified
9
50
Keppel Union Elementary
3
50
Paramount Unified
8
42
Mountain View Elementary
5
42
Montebello Unified
12
41
to be continued . . .
 
 
 
 
 

 

The rest of the data will go into the table on Friday. No energy to finish table tonight. Sorry, jeanne.

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Created: September 21, 2005
Latest Update: September 21, 2005

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Index of Topics on Site No Child Left Behind Statistics
from the Los Angeles Times

Introduction

The rest of the data are on the backup file. Meanwhile you can look at this brief section of the table.

School poverty, especially in a society in which part of the electorate is increasingly outspoken on its opposition to abortion, brings totally inhumane and unacceptable desperation and dismay to those who have no alternative to the crowded and inadequately equipped inner city schools. White flight means that the middle class majority has escaped to the middle-class schools of the suburbs, leaving the inner city schools with almost all students minority and/or poverty-stricken.

Concepts

  • institutional discrimination - discrimination that is not directed by a specific individual to another specific individual, but results from the geographic or cultural groupings of the social perimeter under study

  • testing - testing generally means paper and pencil testing, done in a classroom, where students are crammed together and carefully watched for fear they will CHEAT! There is an unstated assumption here that students would prefer to cheat over learning. There is an unstated assumption that it is reasonable to "test" or "measure learning" in a group situation that would foster cheating. Holy Toledo!

  • unstated assumptions - things we just take for granted, like that "everybody knows" something that actually nobody knows. See examples above and see Chapter 1, Sociology of Law by jeanne and Susan.

Discussion Questions

  1. How many schools does Asuza Unified School District have?

  2. How many of Asuza Unified School District's schools are meeting federal standards?

  3. What do these statistics suggest about the importance of newspapers to minority communities?

  4. Do most families in poverty receive daily newspapers?

  5. Do newspapers have a responsibility to the poor? What might that responsibility consist of?

  6. More later, jeanne



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